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15 immense techno tracks from Poland’s Instytut festival

Ellen Allien, Maceo Plex and Richie Hawtin were among the acts to perform against the epic backdrop of Poland's Modlin Fortress last weekend...

Hidden in the picturesque landscapes of eastern Poland is Garnizon Modlin. A 19th-century fortress and the longest building in Europe, the historic site hosted some of the most established names in techno, as well as rising stars and local talent, last weekend for the second edition of Instytut festival.

Split across four stages, the female-fronted Instytut festival ran from Friday night through Saturday morning, and featured art installations from local creatives both around the festival and inside the fortress.

The Main Stage saw techno mainstays such as Antigone, Ben Klock, Ellen Allien, Maceo Plex and Rødhåd all performing against the iconic backdrop.

The smaller stages, The Day Stage, The Rave Stage and The Gate Stage, welcomed the likes of Dasha Rush, DJ Bone, Paula Temple, Olivia and Virtual Geisha.

Here are 15 of the mammoth techno tracks DJ Mag heard at Instytut festival.

Covenant - Bullet (Ellen Allien “Flow Mix”) 

Regal - Overground

Gettoblaster - Future Funk

Kwartz - Show Me That Light (Cleric Remix)

IBON - No Sleep

VTSS - I Don't Think It's Better

Fixeer - Fahrenheit (Kyle Geiger Beat Tool Remix)

2Pole - Nemesis

Inland - Swerv

Yotam Avni - This Is How

Mike Parker - Lustration One (Khonsu)

Cirkle - Invaders

Kas:st - Nepal

Feel feat. Tiff Lacey - Loved U 2 Much (Reconceal pres. Recon6 Dub Mix)

Ascon Bates - Wrong Turn

Want more? Read our feature on how Poland's radical DIY club scene became an international rave haven.  

Amy Fielding is DJ Mag's digital staff writer. Follow her on twitter here.

Photo: Łukasz Leksowski

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